Franco-American combined cruise missile exercise

March 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – “Fire MdCN! “. One after another, the naval cruise missiles take off. On the screens of the FREMM Auvergne central operations , everyone can follow their trajectory towards their target. They will achieve exactly the same time as those drawn by the FREMM Languedoc , as the missiles Tomahawk implemented by the frigates of…

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Thales Providing SonoFlash Sonobuoys to French Navy

March 16, 2021 – The French Navy has selected the SonoFlash new-generation sonobuoy from Thales. Unveiled at the Euronaval show in October 2018, SonoFlash will enable France to reach its strategic capability goal for acoustic sensors. The threat posed by submarines is evolving rapidly. Three decades ago, only the superpowers had a true undersea warfare capability, but numerous countries now…

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Djibouti Naval Base, a strategic fulcrum in the Indian Ocean

October 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – From October 8 to 16, 2020, the Djibouti Naval Base (BN) simultaneously hosted two military buildings for a technical stopover, initially scheduled for an operational break for one day. At the crossroads of the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula via the Strait of Bab-el Mandeb, the BN of Djibouti’s main mission is…

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Missions of the French Navy Falcon 50M in the Gulf of Guinea

July 31, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed 7 days a week and 24 hours a day for the benefit and at the request of its African partners, the Falcon 50M maritime surveillance and response aircraft is based in Dakar and supported by the French elements in Senegal (EFS). It operates in Senegalese and Cape Verdean Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), and…

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